Pamela Patton on the “Index of Medieval Art”at 100

A contribution by Pamela Patton Director of the Index of Medieval Art, Princeton University  The Index at 100 The 2016 retirement of Adelaide Bennett Hagens, a much-beloved manuscript scholar whose expertise enriched the Index of Medieval Art at Princeton University for fifty years, coincided closely with the 100th anniversary of the archive’s 1917 founding as the…

Official Launch of Vol. V.II in the Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard Series

Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard Part V.II The Life of Christ before the Passion The Ministry of Christ By Koen Bulckens A new volume of the Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard book series was launched in the Saint Carolus Borromeus church in Antwerp. It catalogues Rubens’s exploration and representation of the theme of the public life of Christ. The…

Stella Panayotova on Illuminated Manuscripts and Incunabula in Cambridge

A contribution by       Stella Panayotova Keeper of Manuscripts and Printed Books The Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS AND INCUNABULA IN CAMBRIDGE One of the world’s richest repositories for the study of illuminated manuscripts and incunabula, Cambridge owes its vast holdings to its collegiate nature. While only a few Colleges still…

Elizabeth Cropper on Felsina Pittrice

A contribution by Elizabeth Cropper Dean, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Life of Marcantonio Raimondi and Critical Catalogue of Prints by or after Bolognese Masters Carlo Cesare Malvasia’s Felsina pittrice  (Bologna, 1678) is a challenging and rich text. From the very beginning our plan has been…

Drawing and the Senses: an Early Modern History

A study of drawing and philosophy in artistic practice, important not only for art history but also for literature studies, intellectual history, religious history, history of the book,and history of science. Jusepe Ribera (1591-1652), Guercino (1591-1666), Stefano della Bella (1610-1664), Abraham Bloemaert (1566-1651), and Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) all created printed drawing lessons dedicated to…

Sheila Barker on The Medici Archive Project

A contribution by  Sheila Barker Director of the Jane Fortune Research Program on Women Artists at the Medici Archive Project. Archives give us access to the past with a candor, immediacy, and precision found nowhere else. The information they contain is often grounded in material realities, yet it also holds the traces of an astounding gamut of…